PV Sindhu Is Pride Of The Nation: Vice President

Hyderabad, Aug.31 (Maxim News): Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said PV Sindhu is the pride of the nation and that athletes like her are role models for the youth.

Speaking to media today at his residence here after PV Sindhu, the BWF World Champion, who became the first Indian to win the gold, called on the Vice President along with her parents. Hailing her hard work, dedication and commitment of the 24-year old Badminton star, the Vice President said she was a great inspiration to all the countrymen.

PM’s Fit India call relevant

Complimenting Sindhu for her feat, Venkaiah said the “Fit India” call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should become a national movement. It was apt, timely and most needed call, he said, adding that the country has a great demographic dividend with 65% of its population below 35 years. He observed that it was necessary to have a healthy, active and productive young force to take the country to greater heights.

He said efforts such as Fit India were extremely relevant at a time when non-communicable diseases were on the rise due to changes in modern lifestyles and dietary habits. He pointed out that fitness of the body and mind would not only keep individuals alert and smart but also gives them strength to achieve their goals and become socially useful. He stressed that a healthy nation was a necessary precondition to becoming a wealthy nation. (Maxim News)

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